Dusty - 6/16/2005 at 02:10 AM
I dont know JP well, but I've seen him and he's killer!!! here's some info from his page!!! check him out!!!!
'With ten CD releases of original music, JP Jones is Rhode Island's most prolific independent recording artist. Best known for his folk-influenced songwriting, Jones' recorded work has been compared to that of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Greg Brown.
As a performer who’s been at it more than 30 years he’s shared bills with a diverse and prominent musical cast that includes Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Little Feat (just to name a few). He’s played house concerts and civic arenas, outdoor festivals, bars and coffeehouses.
“To be alive is a great privilege. To be in a position to do the work you love to do is nothing less than a state of grace,” says Jones. He should know. JP recorded that first album for CBS’ Columbia/Windfall label in 1972 (“A student work as far as I’m concerned,” says Jones
Cut adrift in the late 70’s, Jones pursued a second major label deal by submitting demo tapes and playing New York City showcase gigs at clubs like Folk City and CBGBs. It was during this time that he caught the eye of producers John Hammond Sr. (Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan) and Ed Freeman (Tim Hardin, Don McLean). Hammond visited Jones at home and offered to take him into the studio. Freeman and Jones collaborated on an additional set of demos.
So check him out at http://www.jpjones.net/home.htm